Competition/2011/AWT Waddell Creek
AMERICAN WINDSURFING TOUR
Santa Cruz Classic May 5th-8th, 2011
It was an action-packed day at Waddell with all the single eliminations nearing completion. The one final so far was for the youth and may have been the best heat of the day. Bernd Roediger edged Morgan Noireaux in an epic battle. I'm sure the double elim tomorrow will be just as exciting.
Youth Single Elimination:
Expert Men after Round 2:
Amateur Men after Round 2:
Bernd Roediger and Morgan Noireaux help kick off the event.
Over 70 riders from all over have gathered at Waddell Creek, just north of Santa Cruz, to compete in the first event of the American Windsurfing Tour. Despite light wind for most of the day just enough breeze kicked up late to get the event's first two heats in the books. Head Judge Matt Pritchard sent the junior division out who put on a show for the crowd lining the cliff. Heat one started with Nick Dudet picking off a solid wave and taking the lead. From there it was a battle of wave selection with Morgan Noireaux, Dudet and Jordan Reid duking it out.
Heat two marked the competition debut of Harley Stone … the 12-year old son of former world champion Josh Stone. Although underpowered he toughed out the heat against Bernd Roediger, Jay Watermeyer and Sean Williams. Roediger picked the wave-of-the-day right at the start of the heat and is looking to be in top form for this competition.
Event organiser, Sam Bittner, has been in Santa Cruz for the last few days doing last minute preparations for the big event. She says everything is looking good and she can't wait for the Santa Cruz Classic to get under way. Sam even made time to go for a quick sail, and now she declares that she is ready to compete. Here's a pic from her session.